Charity Race Night

 


In February 2011 we ran the first of our charity race nights, raising over 700 for the St Dunstan's who provide lifelong support for blind and partially sighted ex-service men and women. At a race night random horse-racing DVDs are chosen and guests at the event put small blind bets on the horses. There is also usually a raffle, and the chance to "buy" horses and jockeys or sponsor races.

 

In September 2011 we held a second race night,  held in the memory of Iris Gough who was a very active Lion for many years who sadly died earlier in the year.  Over 60 people attended both evenings, and they enjoyed a fish and chip supper and 8-10 different horse races.  We raised a further 700 at the evening, half of which has been donated to Help fo Heroes, and the other half is currently being split between local charities, including Bracknell Food Bank and the Me 2 Club in Wokingham.

 October 2013 saw our third race night, with our new members getting stuck into the organisation. A further 650 was raised for local charities, which was fantastic.

 

We all had great (and noisy!) fun at the nights and deemed them both to be a success- even getting some lovely press coverage in the Bracknell Standard for September's event (see the Press section of the website). These kind of events are the bread and butter of any Lions club, with 100% of the profits going towards local charities. They can be hard work to organse but are always enjoyed. Keep your eyes peeled on this site and local newspapers if you'd like to attend a future event!

 

Images from most recent 2013 Race Night:

racenight happy winners 3racenight happy winner

 

racenight taking betsracenight commentator

 


 

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